While we’ve come a long way since the AIDS/HIV panic of the 1980s, we still have a long ways to go when it comes to educating people and reducing the stigma associated with being HIV positive. As a condition that can affect anyone, a number of celebrities are now coming forward with their HIV status. Here are 20 celebs who are HIV positive.
Charlie Sheen recently appeared on the Today Show to share the truth about his HIV positive diagnosis. Sheen was diagnosed with HIV four years ago, a difficult period in his life. You may remember the infamous “Tiger Blood” debacle. Part of why he may have been acting out was the diagnosis. Sheen seems to be taking his diagnosis in strides today though, promising to focus on living a better life.